London, December 26 (ANI): Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates' wife, Melinda, hopes that her husband's charitable works will show the world the more caring side of her entrepreneur husband.
It may be worthwhile noting that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated 11.6billion dollars to the word's most needy causes since its inception in 2000.
Bill has donated so much that this year he ceased to be the world's richest man, after 13 years in the top spot.
Melinda might be having an unparalleled fortune at her fingertips, but she insists on not enjoying her life as a billionaire's wife.
She has been seen visiting slum areas in India, and embracing prostitutes with AIDS, rather than sunbathing on the deck of a luxury yacht.
Melinda admits that people often find it difficult to understand why she does not just sit back and enjoy the luxury her husband's wealth affords.
"I can't imagine doing the cocktail party thing, the dressing-up, all the time. My mom knows that when I'm in India that to get into the slum you go through a garbage dump," British tabloid The Sun quoted her as saying.
"And she says, 'You know, Melinda, people can't understand why you enjoy visiting those places so much'. But I love being in the slums.
"That's just part of who I am, my background and experience," she added.
She also revealed that Bill spends more time running the foundation with her ever since he "retired" from the day-to-day running of Microsoft six months ago.
"It's a very deep connection to be able to work with your spouse on something that your hearts are completely engaged in. I couldn't think of anything better," she said.
"Bill just came back from a trip to India with his dad. And the first thing he wanted to do was tell me all the things he'd learnt.
"When I return from Africa, the first person I want to talk to is Bill. I'll say, 'Oh my gosh!' and all these light bulbs go off," she added.
Melinda hopes that Bill's work will help the world to see the more caring side of her entrepreneur husband. (ANI)